Poll

Other Options

What alternative therapeutic options have you used on your horse?
(Select all that apply)

Chiropractic work
28%
464
Acupuncture
16%
262
Neutraceuticals
14%
225
Massage therapy
23%
387
Magnetic therapy
10%
164
Other therapies (please explain below)
9%
154

Total votes cast: 1656

Comments & Write-in Answers

Herbal remedies passed down through my grandfather - died1901

5/17/2010 5:38:20 PM

T3 device

5/17/2010 4:56:31 PM

TTEAM for mental and physical health

5/17/2010 3:17:56 PM

Game Ready Machine

5/17/2010 3:10:15 PM

hydrotherapy

5/17/2010 2:16:38 PM

Herbal therapy - Raspberry Leaf, bought in bulk, for moody mares.

5/17/2010 12:24:51 PM

Have also used Reiki, energy work. Great stuff, alternative options.

5/17/2010 12:06:52 AM

The Equine Touch

5/16/2010 11:26:26 PM

acupressure, tens machine,(electronic stimulus of acupuncture point,aromatherapy, reike

5/16/2010 11:25:06 PM

ProBios for a healthy gut.

5/16/2010 10:55:10 PM

aroma therapy works great too

5/16/2010 2:22:10 PM

leased an older horse, thought it would help, didn't really need it and was out $80 lol

5/16/2010 1:57:20 PM

Product called Echo -23 . You apply like aq poultice and cover with cloth let dry and wash off .

5/15/2010 11:28:36 AM

Horse limping and other remidies not effective

5/15/2010 9:05:42 AM

Combination of modalities above gave great results

5/15/2010 8:26:34 AM

cold therapy, liniments, support wraps, cold hosing.

5/15/2010 7:59:28 AM

homeopathic remedies

5/15/2010 6:03:08 AM

tender care therapy=LOVE=caress him while whispering sweet things in his ear

5/14/2010 9:22:08 PM

My horse fell in a washrack while tied and threw his back out-chiropractic really helped.

5/14/2010 3:16:28 PM

triggerpoint therapy-combined w/massage,ice therapy, hot/cold therapy

5/14/2010 9:39:27 AM

reiki

5/14/2010 8:43:15 AM

My horse absolutely loves having his chiropractic treatment! The results are instant!

5/14/2010 2:07:04 AM

Like vet medicine, these therapies are only as good as the practitioners. So don't blame the theapy.

5/13/2010 11:23:02 PM

homeopathy, herbs

5/13/2010 7:20:08 PM

shock wave therapy, homeopathic meds

5/13/2010 5:46:15 PM

Heavy doses of silica/collagen cured soft tissue damage in deep digital flexor area for my jumper

5/13/2010 5:13:58 PM

homeopaths

5/13/2010 4:45:04 PM

Can't confirm the effect of massage therapy, but my stallion loved the experience!

5/13/2010 4:22:01 PM

I routinely give my mare a good massage with longer sessions during her cycle. Works wonders!

5/13/2010 3:01:55 PM

I have used herbal and homeopathics with success

5/13/2010 3:00:16 PM

Horses can't fake it - chiropractic therapy works!

5/13/2010 1:50:27 PM

Massage not only works physically, but they really do relax mentally, which will help physically

5/13/2010 1:08:22 PM

Reiki used on horses is wonderful. My horse is VERY receptive.

5/13/2010 12:49:08 PM

homeopathy

5/13/2010 12:21:12 PM

I would use an alternative if there was any reliable scientific evidence that something really was o

5/13/2010 11:22:43 AM

None

5/13/2010 10:12:25 AM

Equine Body Work

5/13/2010 9:55:56 AM

No alternative therapies

5/13/2010 6:48:13 AM

laser treatment for ligament injury

5/13/2010 5:41:56 AM

Game Ready dry cold compression

5/13/2010 1:46:48 AM

herbs

5/13/2010 12:23:00 AM

works great to manage pain after founder

5/12/2010 11:02:52 PM

therascope

5/12/2010 11:02:31 PM

My horse gets a reg massage and I use Arnica wraps under his polos for soothing & tightening.

5/12/2010 10:55:13 PM

Massage has done the most good. Other therepies have had mixed results.

5/12/2010 9:05:55 PM

I work in racehorse rehab with the help of therapy many can go onto racing or showing

5/12/2010 8:54:59 PM

Far infrared heating pads to speed healing

5/12/2010 8:46:24 PM

Fantastic results!

5/12/2010 6:25:59 PM

Scenar biofeedback therapy, homeopathic remedies, myofascia release, integrative manual therapy

5/12/2010 6:20:55 PM

I use herbal wormers with excellent results ( stool tests negative) no side effects & no toxic build

5/12/2010 4:40:22 PM

None really, but we do use totally awesome theraputic horseshoeing. Othes stuff seems like a gimmick

5/12/2010 4:26:21 PM

physiotherapy

5/12/2010 4:16:09 PM

Acupressure Kinesiology

5/12/2010 3:55:17 PM

none

5/12/2010 3:29:34 PM

I must be a bad horse owner, never used any of these. Just corn oil on feed for a hard keeper.

5/12/2010 3:28:26 PM

Checking with psychics.

5/12/2010 3:21:01 PM

Stretching!!!!

5/12/2010 3:11:12 PM

bach flower remedies

5/12/2010 3:07:56 PM

My horse bucked big time when asked to canter.After chiropractic treatment, no bucking.A blessing.

5/12/2010 3:05:07 PM

Shockwave therapy. My SI injury horse is now sound because of these alternatives. No injections.

5/12/2010 2:59:36 PM

Ortho-Bionomy (Equine Positional Release)

5/12/2010 2:51:27 PM

We used a very disciplined program including massage daily to rehab a signif tendon/sheath injury

5/12/2010 2:42:15 PM

It works for me so why not my horse?!

5/12/2010 2:26:30 PM

I am a qualified neuromuscular therapist so treat my own horses

5/12/2010 2:10:50 PM

Electro therapy

5/12/2010 1:44:28 PM

HOMEOPATHIC

5/12/2010 1:30:39 PM

Reike

5/12/2010 1:25:38 PM

natural herbs from Hilton reiki treatments and crainial sacral work

5/12/2010 12:59:42 PM

homeopathic medicines

5/12/2010 12:57:52 PM

Accupressure, maggots for foot abscesses, herbs, aroma therapy, lazer treatment, homotherapy

5/12/2010 12:15:44 PM

Energy Healing, Biofeedback testing, flower essences (for behavior), SCENAR therapy, colour light

5/12/2010 12:12:05 PM

shock wave; did not work, made her more sore

5/12/2010 12:04:54 PM

They work. I wouldn't use them if I didn't see results.

5/12/2010 11:47:24 AM

Bio-somatics, I am learning how to release tension in my horse. It is helping to improve his posture

5/12/2010 11:40:58 AM

Reiki

5/12/2010 11:16:02 AM

Bunk.

5/12/2010 10:53:05 AM

actually, no therapies

5/12/2010 10:31:56 AM

herbal, chinese medicine

5/12/2010 10:07:13 AM

pulsed electromagnetic field therapy

5/12/2010 9:58:59 AM

homeopathy, aromatherapy, herbs

5/12/2010 9:57:01 AM

homeopathy

5/12/2010 9:27:40 AM

Bio-scan (light)

5/12/2010 9:24:59 AM

Massage therapy has been great or my horses

5/12/2010 9:20:16 AM

acupressure

5/12/2010 9:18:10 AM

accupressure

5/12/2010 8:58:45 AM

physical therapy, stretching, flax seed, Betamune, carrots as rewards

5/12/2010 8:04:50 AM

Shiatsu - it is based on Chinese medicine and uses acupressure points with stretches and rotations.

5/12/2010 7:47:47 AM

My chiropractor also uses a laser, great results

5/12/2010 7:47:38 AM

ultrasound therapy

5/12/2010 7:02:21 AM

Red Light

5/12/2010 6:53:29 AM

they are appropriate but don't work on all problems.

5/12/2010 6:49:43 AM

I find it really helpful

5/12/2010 2:28:58 AM

aromatherapy and kinesiology

5/12/2010 2:03:13 AM

accuscope

5/12/2010 12:59:37 AM

I have my own laser and use it on my horses

5/11/2010 11:59:02 PM

homeopathic

5/11/2010 11:58:23 PM

Horse responded so well, made me a believer for horses or humans!

5/11/2010 11:44:37 PM

I use an herbal joint supplement for my 7 yr old with High Ringbone.

5/11/2010 11:29:27 PM

Homeopathy

5/11/2010 11:26:27 PM

great results with chiro care

5/11/2010 11:16:16 PM

Colloidal silver

5/11/2010 11:05:33 PM

Have also found herbal remedies & homeopathy helpful for some issues

5/11/2010 11:00:00 PM

osteopathy, aroma therapy, physiotherapy

5/11/2010 10:55:24 PM

If something helps me feel better, it might make him feel better too.

5/11/2010 10:55:15 PM

vitamins/minerals

5/11/2010 10:43:31 PM

Chiropractor and massage therapy.

5/11/2010 10:12:36 PM

lasers

5/11/2010 10:07:06 PM

Acupressure

5/11/2010 9:57:08 PM

My results have been extraordinary. It is extremely important for people to be aware of charlatans.

5/11/2010 9:47:59 PM

Homeopathy

5/11/2010 9:41:54 PM

herbs and homeopathy

5/11/2010 9:39:55 PM

homeopathy

5/11/2010 9:29:13 PM

Used on navicular horse, others checked out fine

5/11/2010 9:25:10 PM

holograms

5/11/2010 9:15:42 PM

Hot and cold therapy

5/11/2010 8:56:51 PM

Reiki

5/11/2010 8:54:37 PM

reiki

5/11/2010 8:47:59 PM

"cold laser" which was infrared light therapy

5/11/2010 8:43:21 PM

essential oils and flower essences

5/11/2010 8:30:10 PM

1st trim feet level. no long toes & get good heel support. This will help horse move well. bad tr

5/11/2010 8:29:48 PM

Bio-Scan

5/11/2010 8:26:30 PM

Didn't do much but drain my wallet

5/11/2010 8:19:18 PM

ultrasound

5/11/2010 8:18:07 PM

daily stretches

5/11/2010 8:15:28 PM

High Quality essential oils including rain drop using Young Living essential oils

5/11/2010 8:06:03 PM

I do Reiki on my horses and have used an animal communicator.

5/11/2010 7:53:21 PM

essential oils

5/11/2010 7:50:47 PM

crauio-sacral therapy and body balancing

5/11/2010 7:44:52 PM

I've used ceramic thread items to radiate the horse's body heat back to the horse (Back on Track).

5/11/2010 7:27:02 PM

Bowen Therapy

5/11/2010 7:15:43 PM

Osteopathic medicine

5/11/2010 7:07:24 PM

Accupressure

5/11/2010 7:02:24 PM

I have used photonic light therapy for arthritis with great success.

5/11/2010 6:57:14 PM

nutritional therapy

5/11/2010 6:43:48 PM

found chiro with acupunture to be most effective together, massage and magnets to help very little.

5/11/2010 6:35:26 PM

Infrared lightwave

5/11/2010 6:24:03 PM

Homeopathic Remedies

5/11/2010 6:12:20 PM

Equine Vet insisted it was joint problems. Was not. Chiropractor solved the back pain.

5/11/2010 5:58:16 PM

craniiosacral therapy, traditional chinese medicine

5/11/2010 5:54:05 PM

electro muscle stimulation

5/11/2010 5:53:58 PM

water therapy

5/11/2010 5:46:36 PM

Happy Horse! Beautiful hooves, coat and skin - joints are working good.

5/11/2010 5:33:29 PM

herbal treatments

5/11/2010 5:23:35 PM

Acupressure and applied kinesiology

5/11/2010 5:22:04 PM

acupressure

5/11/2010 5:18:24 PM

I was a traditional western vet medicine until I tried chiropractic on my mare and saw the differenc

5/11/2010 5:15:51 PM

Bowen and Equine craniosacral, homeopathy and Bach flower remedies. Energy work and communication

5/11/2010 5:15:21 PM

Sound Wave therapy

5/11/2010 5:07:44 PM

herbal remedies

5/11/2010 4:59:57 PM

Lazer Therapy

5/11/2010 4:53:28 PM

None!

5/11/2010 4:49:18 PM

Homeopathy. Chiro/DVM visits monthly, does acupunture/massage as needed.

5/11/2010 4:46:08 PM

Use only homeopathic medicines

5/11/2010 4:43:10 PM

My horses love to see the Chiropractor drive up.

5/11/2010 4:41:11 PM

what a differencen in their athletic ability!

5/11/2010 4:40:37 PM

Reiki

5/11/2010 4:40:12 PM

ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR - I KNOW! BUT, I WAS DESPERATE. MY HORSE WAS FACING A LIFE THREATENING ILLNESS.

5/11/2010 4:35:25 PM

Homeophathy. Massage, chiro and neutriceuticals worked best.

5/11/2010 4:28:10 PM

several different horses, several differente vets. Same results - nothing!!

5/11/2010 4:24:40 PM

Cold laser & water therapy

5/11/2010 4:22:46 PM

Chiropractic works wonders and needs to be more accepted.

5/11/2010 4:17:52 PM

Cold Hose Therapy

5/11/2010 4:16:11 PM

sound wave therapy

5/11/2010 4:15:43 PM

meridian work, herbs

5/11/2010 4:03:27 PM

Doesn;t anyone TALK to their horses? Gentle words/strokes all over settles my horse for work

5/11/2010 4:00:27 PM

cold laser treatments on a suspensory injury as well as on an eye injury. Also homeopathy.

5/11/2010 3:59:35 PM

physiotherapy

5/11/2010 3:54:57 PM

herbal supplements

5/11/2010 3:54:52 PM

haven't used any therapeutic options and almost no conventional care just clean water and sunshine

5/11/2010 3:52:56 PM

Natural hoof care

5/11/2010 3:47:33 PM

Craniosacral most recently - great results!

5/11/2010 3:47:13 PM

I am a Reiki Master

5/11/2010 3:45:33 PM

None

5/11/2010 3:39:13 PM

bioscan also, have used them all for hardworking endurance horses

5/11/2010 3:37:12 PM

back on track products. eastern medicines

5/11/2010 3:31:28 PM

Homeopathy

5/11/2010 3:29:06 PM

Have also used laser light therapy and reiki energy work.

5/11/2010 3:28:40 PM

barefoot trims!!!

5/11/2010 3:26:18 PM

MASSAGE, TTEAM

5/11/2010 3:25:56 PM

My husband scoffed but the results made a believer out of him. Tx

5/11/2010 3:25:00 PM

homeopathic, natruopathic, "Feldenkrais"

5/11/2010 3:24:42 PM

myofacial release (rolfing)

5/11/2010 3:20:03 PM

homeopathy

5/11/2010 3:18:33 PM

Accupressure, herbs, essential oils

5/11/2010 3:18:03 PM

During the show season, I have my chiropractor out every other month.

5/11/2010 3:16:55 PM

I currently became an Equine Sports Massage Therapist, so my very lucky horse gets massaged 3x/week!

5/11/2010 3:16:19 PM

We use are horses for therapeutic riding Chiropactic work has given our horses over 10 yrs of servi

5/11/2010 3:15:06 PM

Shock wave and Cold water therapy machine for injury

5/11/2010 3:14:22 PM

laser therapy, shockwave therapy

5/11/2010 3:13:57 PM

I have used chiropractic, magnetic & essential oils all with success.

5/11/2010 3:13:46 PM

Acupuncture worked beautifully!

5/11/2010 3:13:11 PM

I have also recently used homeopathic remedies

5/11/2010 3:09:32 PM

Tried different therapies on different horses w/varying degrees of success

5/11/2010 3:06:29 PM

herbal remedies

5/11/2010 3:04:53 PM

Energy therapy - Reiki or IET (Integrated Energy Therapy)

5/11/2010 3:04:19 PM

Game Ready, Therapeutic Ultrasound

5/11/2010 3:00:55 PM

herbal therapy

5/11/2010 2:59:08 PM

Reike, Gigong and homeopathic

5/11/2010 2:58:31 PM

Cold Laser treatment. All treatments had mixed results, some great some no effect at all.

5/11/2010 2:58:10 PM

Reiki and communication

5/11/2010 2:57:13 PM

Light

5/11/2010 2:55:38 PM

Herbs for ulcers.

5/11/2010 2:55:28 PM

Homeopathy

5/11/2010 2:52:15 PM

Horse wouldn't take a left lead and after a few treatments he started taking his left lead.

5/11/2010 2:50:35 PM

diatomaceous earth and garlic for worming which I observed also helps with fly contron

5/11/2010 2:48:20 PM

reiki

5/11/2010 2:37:25 PM

After chiro, acu,and massage, he is now headed for AquaStride for water therapy

5/11/2010 2:36:18 PM

osteopathy

5/11/2010 2:36:07 PM

none! are you people crazy!

5/11/2010 2:27:29 PM

my mare was always straining her muscles when she was young. massage got her comfortable again.

5/11/2010 2:23:01 PM

TTouch, herbal

5/11/2010 2:21:09 PM

Treadmill & Saltwater Spa therapy

5/11/2010 2:15:13 PM

None

5/11/2010 2:12:49 PM

Chiro and acupuncture have helped my Arabs.

5/11/2010 2:09:00 PM

Homeopathy is a first reached for therapy in our stable it is great to have on hand for injury

5/11/2010 1:38:08 PM

Chiropractic- as needed <once per year

5/11/2010 1:00:30 PM

None, I have never had to use any on my mare!

5/11/2010 10:15:14 AM